Born in 1973 in Teplice, lives in Prague. Studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague (1993–1999), winner of the Jindřich Chalupecký Award (2003). Besides creating his own art, he also works as a scenographer and director and is a curator at Prague’s Galerie 35m2. In 2012, he stopped making his own art and donated all his works to the Moravian Gallery in Brno. Since 2009 he has contributed to theater productions at Prague’s MeetFactory and Studio Hrdinů, at Ostrava’s NODO and at Brno’s HaDivadlo.
The cycle of paintings The Collector and the eponymous video represent a comprehensive synthesis of the work of Michal Pěchouček. The 28 individual paintings in this series are like the frames of a movie. The video, in which Pěchouček (in the role of artist) presents the paintings one by one to an unseen collector, tells the paintings’ story.